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Critic Consensus: "Infected" kicks the rejuvenated show into overdrive, skillfully contrasting big horror-action set pieces with intimate character development.

Episode Info

A brand-new enemy has the group fighting to protect the life they've built at the prison.

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Critic Reviews for Infected

We might get cranky over how dumb these people tend to be about their safety, but that's because we're rooting for them to survive.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

[The creators] have managed to make Rick, Carl, Michonne, and even Beth all more worthy of the audience's consideration by underlining how their collective experience has made them hesitant to become emotionally invested in anyone or anything.

Jun 25, 2015 | Full Review…

We had the creepiness of zombies in prison showers and wandering the halls of Cell Block D. We had a tearful goodbye to dad (we hardly knew you).

Jun 25, 2015 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

"Infected" was another successful episode in this rejuvenated (albeit young) fourth season, just different enough from The Walking Dead's raw formula to make the show feel new again.

Jun 25, 2015 | Full Review…

Welcome to episode 2 of the fourth season where everything is terrible and the points don't matter! The Walkers scare me to no end, but this mysterious traitor is even more sinister.

Jun 16, 2015 | Full Review…

Minor complaints aside, "Infected" achieves the difficult balance of traversing various narrative threads while maintaining a powerful emotional focus.

Jun 25, 2015 | Full Review…

The aim of this week's episode was to tear all of that [normalcy established in the previous episode] down and plunge the prison into chaos. That's bad news for the gang, but great news for us.

Jun 25, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"Infected" brings the first major threat out into the open.

Jun 25, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Despite the quality of the overall acting, the best fundamental of the episode was that the havoc was wreaked by the actions (or lack thereof) of the characters themselves.

Jun 25, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

In episode 2, we see a whole new side of the show's greatest warrior [Michonne].

Jun 19, 2015 | Full Review…